polo ralph lauren bedding Teachers should walk in our shoes
Politicians have failed us by giving away to unelected public unions too much of the power legislators were granted at the ballot box.
Power in a free society belongs to the people and is loaned out to elected officials, who must stand periodically for re election based on their records.
Teachers, and now custodians are withdrawing services, even shockingly the breakfast program for under privileged children in some schools yet there is no reduction in their pay.
There is no dictate to do the job or lose the job.
Why? you are being bullied, you aren given much choice but to take extreme measures, she wrote.
Unlike her, many teachers and principals tell me it is their union that is the bully.
Fair enough, but it is long past time for those teachers to go public and set an example for young people in standing up for what is right.
If they won do it when breakfast programs and fundraising events are being cancelled, when will they?
just walk in our shoes, for an hour, a day, a week. At least then, when you judge, it will be an informed opinion, wrote Willaert.
Willaert talked on NEWSTALK1010 to Jim Richards. Here is a transcript of part of that conversation.
EW: salary is not derived from taxpayer money. Taxpayer money goes towards maintenance of the schools. pays your salary? board. Whatever money they are able to make. do you think that money comes from? honestly don know. you kidding me? You don think the board gets money from taxpayers? probably get some of it. I am not an economist. I don pretend to know anything about numbers and money. column asks, good is my academic skill set if it is devalued? puts herself forward as someone who can teach children to think critically and learn how to learn.
Yet on the radio she showed herself to be so disconnected from the public she hasn even learned the public pays her salary.
Most teachers are not that ill informed and, to be fair, Willaert described her pay, benefits, work hours and pension as and fair but increasingly they seem that disconnected.
Teachers, walk a day, a month, a year in our shoes; no guaranteed job or retirement benefits for life. Then you will have an informed opinion.
Proof the unions have too much power is that incompetent teachers can be replaced by an eager, bright young person who would be grateful for the job.
Beleaguered taxpayers with no job protection struggle to provide for their own retirement, while one of the first things out of their paycheques is the tax to pay for public employees.